OK, for those of you that don’t live in England, you might not be able to understand the incredible fuss we’ve been making about the weather this week. Just trust me, it’s fuss-worthy.
As I write this, I’m in my back garden, legs in the sun (please tan, please god tan) and the rest of me cowering in the shade behind my computer screen. It’s so hot I want to take an ice bath every hour or so.
I’ve had this cold brew t bottle (thingie that is used to make iced tea, more on it in a minute) and a pile of gorgeous Whittards tea sitting around for ages, but only actually made iced tea once last month. This week however, it’s been the first thing I do when I wake up, so I thought it was about time I told you all about it.
Cold brewing tea is supposed to be far superior to getting boiling water involved because it completely sidesteps the bitter taste that comes from steeping it too long. This is definitely the case with this contraption, zero bitterness.
The deal with this cold brew t bottle involves a lot of waiting but it’s super simple. You just spoon 7 teaspoons of loose leaf tea into the bottle, add cold water to the fill line, pop the lid on (complete with a filter for pouring) and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours and do magical things. Pretty cool, right?
I think my favourite thing about this whole shenanigan is the ability to enjoy the taste of iced tea without the gross added sugar element of the stuff you can buy round the cornershop. It’s just real, decent, quality tea taste.
My favourite blend to get icy with is by far the mango and bergamot green tea. There’s some in the fridge as we speak and I can’t wait to crack it out later. It’s just gorgeous.
You can pick up a cold brew t bottle on the Whittards site and for £20 I reckon it’s worth springing for. It looks super cute on the dinner table!